Thursday, October 30, 2014

Bits & pieces--acetate butterfly tag gets a new life

My desk is getting awfully cluttered up, so it must be time for a few Bits & Pieces projects! Bits & Pieces projects are created from the little extras that I can't bear to throw away, but I don't really have a specific idea in mind. 

Remember the acetate tag from my Blendabilities Club meeting in August? Well, I decided to turn it into a card! I cut a piece of Whisper White to 5 1/4 x 4 and stamped the Hardwood background in Wisteria Wonder, to match the butterflies. After mounting that layer to a white card base, I used a few dimensionals to add the tag, as well as a couple tiny glue dots to manage the baker's twine.

What have you got on your creating table that needs a new life? Link up your Bits & Pieces projects here--I'd love to visit your blog or gallery to see them!

Stamps: Alphabet Rotary, Kinda Eclectic, Hardwood
Paper: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Smoky Slate
Ink: Smoky Slate, Wisteria Wonder, Wisteria Wonder Blendabilities
Accessories: Window Sheets (acetate), Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, pearls, Deco Labels Framelits, Wisteria Wonder baker's twine

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Weekly Deals 10-28-14

If you don't have the Word Bubble Framelits yet, this is a great time to get them!


Regals Designer Buttons Item # 130029
Regular Price: $7.95 Discounted Price: $5.96

Large Scallop Edgelits Die Item # 127019
Regular Price: $7.95 Discounted Price: $5.96

Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch Item # 119275
Regular Price: $15.95 Discounted Price: $11.96

Blue Ribbon Wood Stamp Set Item # 131964
Regular Price: $28.95 Discounted Price: $21.71

Word Bubbles Framelits Die Item # 132968
Regular Price: $24.95 Discounted Price: $18.71

1/16" Circle Handheld Punch Item # 134363
Regular Price: $8.95 Discounted Price: $6.71

Autumn Traditions Kit - Digital Download Item # 127600
Regular Price: $9.95 Discounted Price: $5.97

Monday, October 27, 2014

Diamond birthday

Another easy birthday card today, featuring my favorite Color Me Autumn DSP. I thought this pattern looked more masculine, so I designed this one for one of my brothers. The greeting is from Four You, a set I find myself reaching for often for cards like this! The leaf is from the Fun Fall Framelits, which comes with a matching stamp set. You can see the dies here. Aren't they darling? I'm a sucker for anything with leaves, so this set makes me happy! The pearls on the banner are colored with Early Espresso Blendabilities.

Stamps: Four You
Paper: Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Color Me Autumn DSP
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso Blendabilities
Accessories: Fun Fall Framelits, Pearls

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Gift card framelit--happy acorn version

Do you give a lot of gift cards? I do, particularly to males in my extended family. When I first saw the Gift Card Envelope and Trims Thinlits (whew! long name!) in the Holiday Catalog, I knew it needed to come to my house. These go together so quickly, and I love that I can make a somewhat impersonal gift a *little* more special.

For this version, I used the Color Me Autumn DSP for the main envelope. You will want to use the Crease Pad to do this, as the DSP is thin enough that the die cuts through the score lines. The "Happy Day" sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set--one I go back to again and again. The matching Bitty Banners framelits (what else?) make it easy and quick.

Christmas is coming quickly, and if you'll be giving gift cards, think about adding the Gift Card Envelope and Trims Thinlits to your next order!

Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners
Paper: Color Me Autumn DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Mossy Meadow
Accessories: Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits, Bitty Banners Framelits, dimensionals

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A new Holiday Supplement and the Weekly Deals for Oct 21

Stampin' Up! has released a new Holiday Supplement with new kits, stamps, and ideas to boost your holiday productivity! Kits are a fast, easy way to produce the cards, tags, and favors you need for holiday gifts and decor.

Click here to see the pdf.           Click here to see it in my online store.

And of course, it's time for the Weekly Deals! Two great embossing folders are my must-haves from this list!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Halloween Home

I thought I had posted this card already, but apparently I only put it on my Facebook page! This card was inspired by Stampin' Up! Artisan Award Winner Allison Okamitsu. We made it at the October Club meeting, and it was tons of fun! We masked a moon with a punched out sticky note, then sponged Smoky Slate ink everywhere. I like to do a little "inside decorating" when the card base is dark. Here's the simple way we finished this card: 

The bits and pieces of this card are all from the Holiday Home stamp set, which also has beautiful autumn, winter, and Christmas art. 

Stamps: Holiday Home    
Paper: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White    
Ink: Smoky Slate, Versamark, Memento Black 
Accessories: Homemade Holiday Framelits, Chevron embossing folder, Cupcake builder punch, White embossing powder

Friday, October 17, 2014

October Paper Pumpkin

I'm always excited to see what Pumpkin goodness will arrive in the mail! Here's a sneak peek at what's coming! So many possibilities with this kit! It's too late to order this kit, but you can subscribe and receive next month's kit here

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Birthday Acorns--it's only the beginning

Another card made with my favorite pattern from the Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper!

We have a large number of birthdays in the next month. Really. A LOT of birthdays.

Sister, great nephew, brother-in-law, niece, brother, sister-in-law, another brother-in-law, another brother, mom, daughter, another daughter and my father-in-law. You thought I was exaggerating, didn't you! (I had to list them in date order to keep track.) It's a big family, and we love it.

I need cards and gift card holders, and you'll be seeing them all here. This card will work male or female, and it went together quickly! The little banners are punched from scraps of the Color Me Autumn DSP. Other than that, it's just a stamp, a bit of layering, and a quick doodle with my favorite pens--the Project Life by Stampin' Up! Journaling pens! Make a quick stack of cards using this layout and your favorite designer paper you've been hoarding!

Stamps: Age Awareness photopolymer
Paper: Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Color Me Autumn DSP
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Banner punch, PLxSU Journaling Pens, dimensionals